If you’ve seen any of our photos, you know that Reindeer Lake is truly one of the most magnificent places on Earth. Northern Saskatchewan is a prime example of nature at its best—undisturbed wilderness with thousands of years of growth and history. Arctic Lodges is smack in the middle of that incredible scenery. So how did our slice of paradise come to be so beautiful, and why do we cherish it so much? Here’s everything you need to know before visiting Arctic Lodges’ Reindeer Lake lodge.
Reindeer Lake is perfectly situated in northern Saskatchewan, right on the border of Manitoba. To the south is a vast section of prairie that is often considered part of North America’s Great Plains, while to the north is the barren arctic. Luckily, Arctic Lodges and Reindeer Lake are right between these two extremes in the Boreal Forest of Canada, so we have beautifully lush trees and crystal clear waters for you to explore.
According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Reindeer Lake boasts 2,568 square-miles or 6,650 square-kilometres of surface area. That’s a lot of fishable water! In fact, out of 100,000 lakes and rivers, there is only one larger lake in all of Saskatchewan—Lake Athabasca—and Reindeer Lake actually has more shoreline. Shoreline is crucial, for it’s where you’ll find the most fish habitat.
Reindeer Lake’s size and incredible amount of fish habitat is part of what makes it so suitable for fishing. Anglers are also fond of its clean and clear waters.
One section of Reindeer Lake, called Deep Bay, was created millions of years ago by a meteorite. Deep Bay is 220 metres or 720 feet deep, but the average depth is just 56 feet. The size of the lake causes our location to have equally sizeable Canadian fish, such as our 73-pound record lake trout, and there are rumours of a real monster living in Deep Bay.
Of course, here on Reindeer Lake, Canada fishing trips are our specialty. And fishing is our favourite hobby. However, visiting the Boreal Forest of Canada goes far beyond reeling in the day’s catch. Hundreds of years ago, the lake was an important transportation route for fur traders, and although the fur trade has dwindled, the lake’s tourism is still a big part of our province’s economy today.
Perhaps the biggest non-fishing benefit of Reindeer Lake is its positive effect on your health. Being out in such pure, unbridled nature has a profound impact on your wellbeing. As you gaze up at the northern lights or enjoy the silence from the middle of the lake, you’ll experience the kind of harmony that can’t be found anywhere else.
Reindeer Lake has been around for a long time, and Arctic Lodges is part of that history. We’ve been preserving and exploring this piece of paradise for over 65 years. It’s our pleasure to share it with you. Call us at 1-888-353-2432 to book your trip to Saskatchewan’s crown jewel, Arctic Lodges’ Reindeer Lake lodge.